Uru: Ages Beyond Myst is an adventure video game developed by Cyan
Worlds and published by Ubisoft. Released in November 2003, the title
is the fourth game in the Myst canon. Departing from previous games of
the franchise, Uru takes place in the modern era and allows players to
customize their onscreen avatars. Players use their avatars to explore
the abandoned city of an ancient race known as the D'ni, uncover story
clues and solve puzzles. Uru took five years and $12 million to
complete. It was initially conceived as a multiplayer game, but the
multiplayer component was delayed and eventually canceled, although an
online version (Myst Online: Uru Live) was available in 2007 and 2008.
Uru was not as well received as previous Myst titles. Critics admired
the visuals and new features of the game but criticized the lack of
multiplayer in the retail version and clunky controls. Uru sold poorly,
while the first three games had sold millions of copies each. The game
was a critical and commercial disappointment for Cyan, causing the
company financial troubles; nevertheless, it has attracted a cult
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